We’re entering strange times

The inauguration is finally over. Which is great, because I don’t think I could have taken much more of Obamathon ’08.  Every time I turn around, I get to hear somebody else talking about how awesome and historic this all is, even though when it gets down to the nuts and bolts of what Barack is going to actually do, his supporters still don’t have a clue.

 

But hey, we’re not racist! Yay! Look how awesome we are. We elected the most left-leaning person to the presidency ever, but at least he’s slightly browner than I am. I don’t see the big deal, because if Colin Powel had said in 1996 that he wanted to be president, he would have easily won. But whatever makes all the people on the coasts happy.

 

So how is Barack going to run the country? I don’t know, but we can probably get some clues by who he is surrounding himself by.

 

His Global Warming (sorry, since it isn’t actually warming, we’ll call it Climate Change now, so it can still be a big crisis) Czar is a card carrying member of the Socialist leadership. Literally. That’s not exaggerating. And even then, her husband is a lobbyist for big oil companies, because in typical liberal tradition, there’s no such thing as hypocrites.

 

Eric Holder was a lousy #2 to the worst Attorney General in US history, and was the architect of such Justice Department highlights as kidnapping Elian Gonzalez with a SWAT team. As the new boss of the ATF, I’m sure that will be just awesome.

 

Timothy Geithner is going to be the new Treasury Secretary, which after George Bush’s idiotic bailout nonsense is now the most powerful person in Washington. I feel extra warm and fuzzy about this because Geithner doesn’t like to pay his taxes either, but then again, I’m not the head of the IRS.  It’s okay though, because he’s apologized for not paying $34,000. I’m sure if I ‘accidentally’ didn’t pay $34,000 in taxes, the IRS will totally be cool with an apology and I’ll get a pass.  

 

Rahm Emanuael as Chief of Staff? Sure, why the heck not? This was a man so slimy that Bill Clinton found him personally distasteful. He comes from the same political machine where half of their governors from the last 50 years are either serving time, or soon will be.

 

And Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State… Well, at least she’s tougher than Barack, so when Vladimir Putin and Hugo Chavez are sexually violating the US over the next few years, she’ll totally stand up for us… unless there’s some good money to be made from Indonesian coal bribery or something.  Nope, our foreign affairs are in fine hands.

 

Yep, it is going to be fun.

 

I’ve got something like 500 channels on DirectTV.  482 of them were about Obama yesterday.  Heck, I think HGTV was remodeling the Obama’s bathroom, the Travel channel was showing pictures of shirtless Barack frolicking in the ocean, and Animal Planet was about his kid’s dogs.  Hell, Barack was on the cover of the latest issue of Spiderman. SPIDERMAN!!!!!! 

 

I said it almost two years ago. Barack Obama is the Boy Band of Politics. No substance, no real talent, no experience, but media manufactured into a phenomenon. Like all Boy Bands, he’ll lose his luster eventually. The question is, what kind of idiotic policies are we going to push before then?

 

I’ve got faith in America though. We’ve survived stupidity before, and I’m just going to hope that the wuss party, (sorry, Republicans) channel the spirit of Newt Gingrich and actually put up a fight. Either way, we’re heading for some interesting times.

8 Responses

  1. TAKE A LOOK AT THE SITE — http://www.whitehouse.gov/agenda/urban_policy/
    under the Heading CRIME & LAW ENFORCEMENT at the bullet Address Gun Violence In Cities — a small step already launched in what to the majority of people will seem reasonable and fine. Except, What exactly is the commonsense measures that “respect” the Second Amendment RIGHTS of gun owners? The answer: they will tell us when they take away those rights through this small “innocuous” step; for it states quite clearly ‘making Permanent the expired federal Assualt Weapons Ban’….some respect of the Second Amendment.

  2. “Interesting” in the Chinese fashion? We’re so screwed.
    1776 v2.0, anyone?

  3. “Barack Obama is the Boy Band of Politics.”

    Love it. I think that’s spot on.

  4. See, Larry, this is exactly the sort of thing we’re supposed to set aside in the post-partisan Obama era. It isn’t how big government is, it’s how well it works, after all. It’s not like there’s any old document that says anything about how the government is only supposed to do certain things and nothing else, you know. So just stop. You’re being divisive.

    …Just like it’ll be divisive of you to want to keep on buying those unpleasant “assault” weapons, or keep the money you’ve earned, or any of that. Being post partisan means you have to be quiet and acquiesce to the current left wing populist nonsense.

    But don’t worry, Larry. I’m sure sometime soon some helpful person from the government will show up at your door to make sure you’re raising your kids to approved standards and probably wipe your ass for you. Won’t that be convenient?

  5. Also, why is the coming federal gun ban under “Urban Policy”? One might safely assume that it’ll apply to those Americans that don’t live in urban areas as well.

  6. is it weird that every time I see the news coverage of “the worlds children’s take on President Obama” that all I can think of is the anti-christ? His followers work themselves up into such a fever it’s actually quite scary.

    And living on the west coast, well, I can tell you they are pretty pleased with themselves, but this Minnesotain still can’t adapt very well.

  7. Funny, I always thought Democrats were the wuss party…

    I still don’t think the Dems (with a couple obvious exceptions–Feinstein, McCarthy, etc.) are going to push gun control real hard, at least not at first. But it’ll be interesting to see how it all plays out.

  8. Larry, you referred to “the wuss party, (sorry, Republicans).”

    Who?

    Oh the folks who ran the hot chick with glasses. The ones who’ve also been spending enough of our money to make drunken sailors recoil and say, “now that’s just a little extreme.”

    We need to take the long view: back up and start electing normal people to local and state office.

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